Intrageneric structure of Streptococcus based on comparative analysis of small-subunit rRNA sequences.

@article{Bentley1991IntragenericSO,
  title={Intrageneric structure of Streptococcus based on comparative analysis of small-subunit rRNA sequences.},
  author={R W Bentley and James Leigh and Matthew David Collins},
  journal={International journal of systematic bacteriology},
  year={1991},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={487-94}
}
The partial 16S rRNA sequences of 24 Streptococcus species were determined by reverse transcription. A comparative analysis of these sequences and the sequences of seven previously studied streptococcal species revealed the presence of several clusters within the genus. The clusters obtained from the sequence analysis agreed in general with the groups outlined on the basis of the results of nucleic acid hybridization studies, but there were some exceptions. The pyogenic group was extended to… CONTINUE READING